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S&P/TSX composite closes down on broad losses led by tech, U.S. markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite closes down on broad losses led by tech, U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday in broad-based losses led by technology and base metals while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index ended down 144.22 points at 22,851.17.
Stock market today: Big tech stocks dive again to halt Wall Street's record-setting rally

Stock market today: Big tech stocks dive again to halt Wall Street's record-setting rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s record-breaking rally ran into a wall, as worries about potentially worsening trade tensions with China hit stocks of chip companies.
The Body Shop International nears sale — but it doesn't include the Canadian assets

The Body Shop International nears sale — but it doesn't include the Canadian assets

The Body Shop International is in talks to be sold to a consortium backed by a British beauty tycoon, but right now the potential deal doesn't include Canadian assets.
Air Canada court ruling sees ex-maintenance workers aim for $100M in compensation

Air Canada court ruling sees ex-maintenance workers aim for $100M in compensation

MONTREAL — Air Canada could have to pay more than $100 million in compensation to workers who lost their jobs at maintenance centres more than a decade ago, say lawyers in a class-action suit.
Ontario restaurants struggle to procure booze as the LCBO strike continues

Ontario restaurants struggle to procure booze as the LCBO strike continues

TORONTO — When Larry McCabe learned of a looming strike by the province's liquor store workers, he picked up just a few extra bottles for his two restaurants, thinking he would find other ways to keep the booze supply running.
Auto theft drops 17 per cent in six months, industry report finds

Auto theft drops 17 per cent in six months, industry report finds

TORONTO — Auto thefts were down 17 per cent during the first six months of 2024 compared with the same period last year, an insurance fraud prevention group said in its report.
'Pervasive environmental issue': Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish

'Pervasive environmental issue': Microplastics levels high in Toronto-caught fish

TORONTO — Fillets from fish caught along Toronto's waterfront have up to 12 times more microplastics per serving than some common store-bought alternatives, newly published research suggests.
UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday.
Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

Extreme weather hit profits at over half of Canadian businesses: survey

TORONTO — A new survey of business leaders finds the vast majority are concerned that climate change will hit their operations this year while more than half report that it's already affected profits.
LCBO bargaining to resume Wednesday, union says

LCBO bargaining to resume Wednesday, union says

TORONTO — The union representing about 10,000 striking workers at Ontario's main liquor retailer says they're heading back to the bargaining table Wednesday.
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